Write Site: Winners announced for the 10th Anniversary Essay Contest – Undergraduate Category

Write Site and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to announce the winners of the Write Site 10th Anniversary Essay Contest, in the Undergraduate Category. First-place winner is Barbara Lehtiniemi. For her winning entry entitled “Caring for an Aging Parent,” Barbara will receive a free AU undergraduate course of her choice and a certificate of award. The … [Read more...]

Great Clinical Minds: Profs in Centre for Nursing and Health Studies launch e-text

Authored Dr. Sherri Melose, associate professor; Dr.  Caroline Park, professor; and Dr. Beth Perry, professor - in AU's Centre for Nursing and Health Studies

Three Registered Nurse (RN) professors in AU's Centre for Nursing and Health Studies have just launched a peer-reviewed e-text. Drs. Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry have co-authored Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions —a home-grown, must-read for nurses and other health professionals "who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical … [Read more...]

Back in A Couple: List of temporary office closures in honour of Employee Recognition Event


Athabasca University is hosting its annual Employee Recognition Event next Tuesday, Oct. 6.   The following offices will be closed and/or AU staff unavailable between 11:00 a.m. and  1 p.m. on this day: Centre for Distance Education Faculty of Health Disciplines (Athabasca Office) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate and Undergraduate … [Read more...]

Final Call to Apply: AU Graduate Student Research Fund

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AU graduate students who are involved in major research projects or theses: there's funding available to you—but you have to act fast! Funding falls under Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) which covers out-of-pocket expenses for conducting research and dissemination of research. The application deadline for the Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) is  Tues. Oct. 13, … [Read more...]

Come celebrate our heritage!


Are you passionate about the conservation of historic places, landscapes, or artifacts? Does the interaction between people and places, culture and nature intrigue you? How about history and heritage resources—or digging around in the dirt, through time, to understand the past? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you might want to attend a monumental event related to Our … [Read more...]

The CFLPA and AU Team Up for Education

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Just a few weeks ago, Athabasca University headed down to McMahon Stadium in Calgary to shoot a series or short commercials - commercials that have already started airing nationwide on the CFL website. With a formal partnership between the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) and Athabasca University, it was time to share what this partnership means to the … [Read more...]

You’re invited to CIDER on September 16th, 2015


We invite you to the first CIDER session of the 2015-16 season. This free, online session will feature Dr. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/ICDE Chair in OER. CIDER is the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research Title: Why Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for the expansion of online learning. Open licensing of … [Read more...]

A Decade of Dedication: AU’s Write Site sets students up for assignment success.

Linda McCloud-Bondoc facilitates the university's writing service from her Calgary office, but for a decade it's proven to be an indispensable resource for AU students around the globe. She's one of the founding members of Write Site—AU's fully online writing centre. It's much like those you would find in bricks-and-mortar universities—but because it's "AU" Write Site's … [Read more...]

Nominations sought for Bryon Paege Memorial Award

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CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. A Call for Nominations, a Nomination Form, and a Consent for Disclosure Form were distributed in an AU All-Staff email today, containing detailed nomination instructions, also summarized below. You may Request nomination forms and/or any required additional documentation from our … [Read more...]

Fall deadlines for scholarships coming up!


There are a number of AU scholarships with approaching deadlines coming up in September. Be sure to check out our scholarships page to see if you qualify and apply by the deadline. Many of our scholarships can be applied for at any time but there are a few that have hard and fast deadlines. You still have time for these September deadline scholarships and … [Read more...]